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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glutton  \Glut"ton\,  a. 
  Gluttonous;  greedy;  gormandizing.  ``Glutton  souls.'' 
  --Dryden. 
 
  A  glutton  monastery  in  former  ages  makes  a  hungry 
  ministry  in  our  days.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glutton  \Glut"ton\,  n.  [OE.  glotoun  glotun  F.  glouton  fr  L. 
  gluto,  glutto.  See  {Glut}.] 
  1.  One  who  eats  voraciously,  or  to  excess;  a  gormandizer. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  One  who  gluts  himself. 
 
  Gluttons  in  murder,  wanton  to  destroy.  --Granville. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  carnivorous  mammal  ({Gulo  luscus}),  of  the 
  family  {Mustelid[ae]},  about  the  size  of  a  large  badger. 
  It  was  formerly  believed  to  be  inordinately  voracious, 
  whence  the  name  the  wolverene.  It  is  a  native  of  the 
  northern  parts  of  America,  Europe,  and  Asia. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glutton  \Glut"ton\,  v.  t.  &  i. 
  To  glut;  to  eat  voraciously.  [Obs.] 
 
  Gluttoned  at  last  return  at  home  to  pine.  --Lovelace. 
 
  Whereon  in  Egypt  gluttoning  they  fed.  --Drayton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glutton 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  devoted  to  eating  and  drinking  to  excess 
  [syn:  {gourmand},  {trencherman}] 
  2:  wolverine  of  northern  Eurasia  [syn:  {Gulo  gulo},  {wolverine}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Glutton 
  (Deut.  21:20),  Heb.  zolel  from  a  word  meaning  "to  shake  out," 
  "to  squander;"  and  hence  one  who  is  prodigal,  who  wastes  his 
  means  by  indulgence.  In  Prov.  23:21,  the  word  means  debauchees 
  or  wasters  of  their  own  body.  In  Prov.  28:7,  the  word  (pl.)  is 
  rendered  Authorized  Version  "riotous  men;"  Revised  Version, 
  "gluttonous."  Matt.  11:19,  Luke  7:34,  Greek  phagos,  given  to 
  eating,  gluttonous. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GLUTTON,  n.  A  person  who  escapes  the  evils  of  moderation  by 
  committing  dyspepsia. 
 
 




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